Source: Phil's Ear Monitor Feed > Crew Member's Cassette Master (recorded inside venue) > 2nd Gen Cassette **see notes Transfer: 2nd gen cassette > Kenwood CT-2050 > RCA analog (Monster cables)> RME digi96/8PAD > Soundforge 6.0 recorded at 96kHz/24bit Mastered: Wavelab 4.0 > Waves X-noise(very slight hiss reduction); normalized; 96/24 > 44.1/16 > CDWave > MKWact > SHN (seekable)
Another Installment of The Music Never Stopped Project
01. [01:20] Band goes over set "Help on the Range, Franklin's Glauwer, Trauma in the Train, Florina" 02. [00:36] Phil "Do you want to try Unbroken Chain tonight??" 03. [03:11] Steve get's chords up and Jerry complains to Harry about reverb 04. [07:09] Unbroken Chain 05. [04:00] Help on the Way > 06. [06:59] Slipknot > 07. [15:52] Franklin's Tower
08. [00:37] Jam out of Playin > 09. [10:31] SOTM
This tape came from a member of the Grateful Dead's crew. This is not from the scanner in the parking lot. It was taped by the crewmember himself. I cannot reveal his name because I don't want to get him in any shit. I am not exactly sure how it was taped inside the venue. He told to me the story verbally about 4 years ago, and I cannot remember exactly what he said. But one thing I remember for sure, it came from him inside, not from the parking lot scanner.
I met this guy when I was taping a GD member's ?post-dead? band in 1998. They happened to be playing at a venue where I know the soundman. I was taping off the board that night. I got into a conversation with one of the band?s crew. (this tape?s source) In talking I found out he was a former crewmember for the GD.
On this particular night, the GD member?s band did not bring their own DAT deck. So this guy wanted a DAT clone of what I taped. We exchanged info but I did not get around to making his copy for a long while. During that time, he called me a couple of times and told me about this 95 monitor feed tape he had. We agreed and he sent me this tape in exchange for the DAT. He made my copy from his cassette master.
I had the tape in late 1999 and made a copy for my roommate at the time. We?ve since parted ways. Unfortunately, in the 2001 move I lost my copy. I was at my former roommates house the other night and the topic of this tape came up. He dug out his copy.
The copy of the 95 UBC Philly sound check contained on side B a monitor feed from the Omni in Atlanta from 3/29/95. This is the third live performance of Unbroken Chain. The monitor feed captures the band talking to each other in the ear monitors. They joke around with the names of the songs at the begining - very funny!
Seeded to etree by Marc Pujol June 14, 2003
Big thanks to my friend Austin Mulhern for holding onto the tape which became the source for this transfer. Hopefully a complete version of this source will surface someday.
March 20, 2021 Subject:
UBC listening in 2021
The power and meaning of this song hits different after a year of pandemic lockdowns and more than a half-million U.S. deaths. In Phil's singing his reach always exceeds his grasp, which is ponderous, as it's always been said he has perfect pitch. In any case this is historical, and lots of people are posting UBC's on Instagram in honor of Phil's Bday. Kudos to the post below which mentions Vince and "Golden Brown" -- the Strangler's positively haunting tune about Persian heroin addiction, the very thing that hastened the death of your lead guitarist struggling through this complicated, sad and beautiful poem about life and death.
July 13, 2017 Subject:
I was just giving this show a listen for the first time (love hearing this monitor mix!) and hearing something familiar but out of place in Unbroken Chain. Took me a while, but VInce is mixing in bits of the song 'Golden Brown' by the British band The Stranglers through some of it. This was really cool to me as I've loved the song since hearing it in the soundtrack to Snatch in 2000 (the song was originally released in the early eighties). Less cool is it's double-meaning, referring to a girl and heroin.Great song though!
March 22, 2014 Subject:
darazn1 is correct
It is Mickey complaining about the reverb. He grew up on Long Island, east coast accent.
September 21, 2011 Subject:
ya it Jerry
'that one doesnt happen there, Bob, it doesnt happen till the end of the A section' in Slipknot
April 27, 2011 Subject:
That reverb matter is pure Mickey. Jerry would be way more sarcastic, flamboyant, and finish with ome kind of snicker. Mickey is more straight-forward and mean-spirited in a direct way. Check it out. I think you only hear a minor blip of Jerry's voice during this track.
February 19, 2011 Subject:
Cool to hear this
Interesting to be able to hear through their earpieces. Too bad it had to be a 95 show... unfortunately, very weak performances.
The best part is hearing the crowd just lose it when they bust into Unbroken Chain.
December 12, 2010 Subject:
I had to stop listening
I was always under the aaaumpton that they all agrred on the first and last aong of a set and whatever in between just happened. I truly believed it and for me when I heard that it knocked the wind out of me. I still can't believe. It. I always thought they had played together for so long that they just knew where to go next
November 3, 2010 Subject:
Fascinating and cool- give a quick listen to hear it from the "other side".
is there more of this type of thing on the archive?
November 2, 2010 Subject:
"no dont change it now"
March 29, 2009 Subject:
Drew Stone to the Bone.....
Jerry is not getting nasty w/ Poppick....this is how it was on the pirate ship known as the Grateful Dead. Lot's of male energy, drugs, schedules to meet and numerous micro-details to get that music out of the speakers and into your ears. Maybe you thought it was a walk in the park, or something?? Jerry was a multi-faceted human being, like the rest of us, not some twisted notion of Santa Claus bringing gifts down YOUR chimney. Listen real close to those words in Estimated Prophet and get back to us.....
Horrible. I had to turn it off. Jerry sounds totally out of it. Hearing him get nasty with Harry Popick at the start of the set was painful in itself. Sad.
August 14, 2008 Subject:
Did Jerry play at all in 95?
How frustrating must it have been to have to listen to Jerry mumble 2/3 of the words to Help on the Way? and maybe play guitar on less than that... all in your ear.
Too bad such a cool thing has to be wasted on the band at their musical worst.
August 14, 2008 Subject:
My 2 Cents
This is absolutely fascinating to get a perspective from Phil's earpiece. You have to be pretty damn good to play this way, without listening to the full range of all the musicians playing together (while playing a live venue opposed to studio.) Who the hell is the idiot above me that simply states two stars? You obviously did not take time to read the story behind this recording. Giving a high rating for the absolute novelty of this brilliant upload. Thank you!!
May 10, 2007 Subject:
This show is just great. I love these recordings that show off Phils bass work. His bass is turned way up. And you can hardly hear bobby! Its just a great recording. lol jk I love bobby. Its also interesting to hear what they say to each other that doesnt go over the PA system.
January 19, 2006 Subject:
Didn't there used to be the whole show?
Didn't there used to be the whole show? I find it fascinating to hear this kind of thing. Is there more? The music is fantastic and every once in a while , its nice to feed the amazement with a fleeting glimpse of their processes. I find that it doesn't detract from the overall magic , as one might supect, and my appreciation grows. Thanks to all involved.
December 21, 2005 Subject:
September 16, 2005 Subject:
I agree with dmilks. This is an interesting perspective. It definitely shows how the ear monitors of later years affected the music. Phil seems to have himself turned up pretty loud in the mix with Jerry and the drums right behind. To my untrained ear, Vince and Bobby seem to be almost non existant in the mix. If you like Phil, check this out. He stands out loud and clear. 4 stars for the novelty of it.
February 10, 2005 Subject:
This is really a fun listen. I love hearing how unorganized and light-hearted these guys were about playing concerts in front of thousands of people. They just keep the crowd waiting and waiting before they finally open set 2 with The Chain...